Bhavna (marketing service executive) 14 May 2014
Sanjay Malik (Manager- Legal & Compliance ) 14 May 2014
Your pprinciple employer has played smartly, though you have received your maternity benefit provided under the Act 84 days paid leave except maternity bonus.
you can claim maternity bonus of Rs 3500/- from your employer, provided the confinement charge during the delivery has not been incured by employer, in case the facility for confinement/delivery has been done by employer than you will not be entitled for maternity bonus.
Secondly, as per section 12 of the MB Act, an employer can not dismisss, discharge or otherwise away with services of the women employee, on account of absence for maternity benefit or to vary to her disadvantage of any of the conditions of her service.
From above facts as mentioned by your employment is also of fixed time employment started from 1st Oct 13 to 31st May 2014. though in between employer terminate services if there is any stipulation clause in your appointment letter like expiry of contract with the third party contractor.
Though ethically its also amount to unfair labour practice and violation of rule of principle of natural justice and MB Act.
Chances of reinstement shall be negligeble depending on evidence to you will produced before court/conciliation officer but certainly we may suceed in getting few compensation.
Discuss with lawyer.